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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 19, 2012 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH classic 74

05-19-1974 Portland Memorial Stadium

One of the best shows of the year and one of my personal favorite dead shows of all time. So many highlights, in the first set, Scarlet Begonias, huge China>Rider, second set jam features some of the best versions of Wharf Rat, Truckin, Mind Left Body, NFA>GDTRFB...amazing show


Set 1

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Mexicali Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Black Throated Wind, Scarlet Begonias, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Me And Bobby McGee, Sugaree, Jack Straw, It Must Have Been The Roses, El Paso, Loose Lucy, Money Money, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Set 2

Promised Land, Bertha > Greatest Story Ever Told, Ship Of Fools, Weather Report Suite > Wharf Rat, Big River, Peggy-O, Truckin' > Mind Left Body Jam > Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday Night

E: U.S. Blues

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 19, 2012 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

A great show and perhaps Donna's worst moment on stage. What she does at the end of Scarlet can only be described as unholy (and I'm not even religious!).

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 20, 2012 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

Thanks for the reminder! Absolutely wonderful show. The Truckin jam is an amazing multi-headed beast ... maybe it could even be called a Nobody's Fault Mind Left Body jam. At least that's how I hear it. (Not equally, but I hear both ...)

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: May 19, 2012 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

Without a doubt, the finest China>Rider ever performed!

The rest ain't too bad either ;)

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Poster: LostBootsInTransit Date: May 19, 2012 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

This is a gem. I rarely take the time to write detailed reviews of shows, but this was one where i wanted to memorialize all the goodness (see other C. Miller version of same night).

This was an amped up night that almost feels like a misplaced '77 show oozing out of the tail end of the '73/'74 honey run. The china->rider is good but 2nd set steals the night, kicking off with almost uncontroled power (feels like garcia has issues slowing the band down for ship of fools). The WRS jam is beefy but the trucking jam is epic in all senses of the word, delivering a unique but bery nice MLB jam. There's a pause at the end and then harmonious launch into the set close that leaves you smiling--the boys spoke in unison this night through music that stops only your breath. ; )

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 19, 2012 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

Indeed, one of the very best of all time, this one is just begging for official release!

A phenomenal China/Rider transition and one of the best ever performances of Truckin'

Although Charlie has done a great job correcting the pitch issues, there is plenty of room for improvement in sound quality. Would have been a perfect for Dave's Picks and preferable to 7/31/74...

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 23, 2012 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

Sometimes the comments can be just as amusing as the show:

"Reviewer:jerlouvis - - May 20, 2012
Subject: Little sense
Explaining digital compression to Charlie Miller seems to be the epitome of little sense,commenting on the quality of one these transfers with no knowledge of the source material and what went into the final product is just ignorant.

Reviewer:splue - - May 20, 2011
Subject: One More Saturday Night
only one more??? RAPTUROUS

Reviewer:Little Sense - - May 19, 2011
Subject: What type of compression?
This sounds overly compressed to me. The drums are pumping like too much digital compression was applied....makes it hard to listen to. I've noticed this on quite a few of the older SBD's...go real easy on the compression, it is just supposed to be a very light effect unless you are trying for some wild Beatles like studio effects.

Great Music for sure..."

I think jerlouvis nails it when he points out the similarities between Little Sense's name and the quality of his review.

What a maroon!! Anyone can tell that Miller fucked up the accordion on this recording, not the drums. Why he's compressed the squeezebox so far, you can't even hear it.


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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 19, 2012 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH classic 74

One of my top 10 favorites and my all time favorite China/Rider. Better than the Feb 74 that everyone else prefers at least imo. Absolutely flawless. And count me as one of only what appears to be five people who loves Money Money. Will never understand why people hate that song so much.